Top movies of Shashi Kapoor -
Top movies of Shashi Kapoor
Posted 05 Dec 2017 05:13 PM

Veteran Shashi Kapoor was an epitome of charm and romance and a heartthrob of the nation. The actor-producer took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. The Bollywood actor, who began his career as a child artist with ‘Aag’, bagged his first lead role in 1961 in the film ‘Dharmputra’. The actor worked in over 100 films and was an institution in himself.

Here is a list of the actor’s top films. by Niyati Budhiraja

Directed by Yash Chopra, written by Salim-Javed, ‘Deewar’ stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles. The film tells the story of two impoverished brothers who grow up to follow different career paths: Vijay (Amitabh) becomes a smuggler and Ravi (Shashi) becomes a policeman who eventually must hunt down Vijay. This film gave viewers the most iconic dialogue, “Mere paas maa hai” and was a path-breaking film that saw remarkable performances by both the leading men. by Niyati Budhiraja
'Satyam Shivam Sundaram'3/11

Directed by Raj Kapoor and written by Jainendra Jain, ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram‘ is a social drama about the differences between physical and spiritual love and clashing religious beliefs. The film starred Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman. It was an iconic film set in a village that captured the brewing romance between the protagonists despite their differences. The film is also known for its amazing soundtrack and melodious songs. by Niyati Budhiraja


Set around the Indian Rebellion of 1857, ‘Junoon’ is based on Ruskin Bond’s story ‘A Flight of Pigeons’. Directed by Shyam Benegal and produced by Shashi Kapoor himself, the filmed starred a great set of actors and also Shashi’s wife Jennifer Kendal. The film had a powerful plot and it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Shashi played a reckless feudal chieftain whose world revolves around breeding carrier pigeons. by Niyati Budhiraja
'Namak Halaal'5/11

Directed by Prakash Mehra, ‘Namak Halaal’ was an action comedy film, that gave the film industry evergreen songs like ‘Jawani Jan-E-Man’, ‘Pag Ghungroo Baandh’ and ‘Raat Baaki Baat Baaki’. The film became a blockbuster at the box office and eventually went on to be a golden jubilee hit. It is the story of a boy who works at a hotel and learns about a conspiracy against his master and owner of the hotel. He tries to save his life at any cost. by Niyati Budhiraja
'Aa Gale Lag Jaa'6/11

‘Aa Gale Lag Jaa’ was a romantic filmed starring Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore and Shatrughan Sinha in lead roles. Shashi Kapoor plays an amateur skater who falls in love with Sharmila, a young woman living along with her widower father. The film is known for its soulful songs ‘Vaada Karo’ and ‘Tera Mujhse Hain Pehle Ka Nata Koi’ that became chartbusters. by Niyati Budhiraja
'Chor Machaye Shor'7/11

The 1974 film 'Chor Machaye Shor' starred Shashi Kapoor and Rekha in the lead roles. The film's story is about an engineer played by Shashi who falls in love with a rich girl played by Rekha, however, Madan Puri who portrayed the role of Rekha's father opposes their marriage. It became a super hit film and boasted of superhit songs like 'Ghungaroo Ki Tarah', 'Ek Daal Par Tota Bole', 'Le Jayenge Le Jayenge'.

Released in 1976, 'Fakira' once again brought the producer - N. N Sippy, the cast - Shashi Kapoor, Asrani, Danny Denzongpa, Madan Puri and the composer - Ravindra Jain, of 'Chor Machaye Shor' together. The film was a huge hit and songs 'Fakira Chal Chal' and 'Tota Maina Ki Kahani' became everyone's favourite. The film tells a story about two brothers (Shashi and Danny) who lose their parents in a fire and soon get separated from each other. They both become criminals and each other's enemies. Shabana Azmi and Aruna Irani also appeared in pivotal roles.

'Haseena Maan Jayegi'9/11

Directed by Prakash Mehra, the film starred Shashi Kapoor, Babita, Ameeta, Yunus Parvez and Johnny Walker. In the film in which Shashi Kapoor was seen playing a double role has many twists and turns until the end. The central plot of the movie revolves around three characters - Kamal and Rakesh played by Kapoor and Archana, played by Babita.

The song 'Bekhudi Mein Sanam' from the film became quite popular among all other songs of the film.

The Shashi Kapoor and Rakhee starrer 'Sharmeelee' was a hit at the box office. The audience witnessed powerful performances by Shashi and Rakhee. Songs of the film were composed by S. D. Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhosle. Directed by Samir Ganguly, the film's story revolves around an army captain Ajit Kapoor (Shashi), Kanchan and Kamini (played by Rakhee).

'Jab Jab Phool Khile'11/11

The blockbuster film 'Jab Jab Phool Khile' starred Shammi Kapoor and Nanda in lead roles. The plot of the film revolved around a Kashmiri village guy, a girl - heiress of the throne and their love story. The songs of the beautifully picturised flick were composed by duo Kalyanji-Anandji. Songs like 'Na Na Karte Pyar Tumhin Se', 'Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiyan Milana', 'Ye Samaa Samaa Hai Pyar ka' are immortalized in everyone's minds.

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